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The CIM Vancouver Branch is pleased to invite you to our October Afternoon

The CIM Vancouver Branch is pleased to invite you to our October Afternoon Session

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront 1133 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3 Canada

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The CIM Vancouver Branch is pleased to invite you to our October Afternoon Session

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Osterloh, VP of Projects

Title: Baptiste Nickel Project – A Clearer Path through the Battery Material Supply Chain

Date: October 20 th, 2022

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Tuscany Room

Reception Start Time: 3:00pm

Presentation Start Time: ~3:45pm

Bio: As FPX’s VP Projects, Andrew has over twenty years’ mining industry experience in process engineering and project management. In his previous role with Fluor, Andrew led engineering studies and execution projects for large base and battery metal projects for Glencore, Freeport-McMoRan, Teck, and Newmont. Previously, Andrew acted as Metallurgist both at Barrick Gold’s Eskay Creek Mine and Imperial Metals’ Huckleberry Mine. Andrew is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Abstract: FPX Nickel Corp. continues to make meaningful progress towards the development of the Baptiste Nickel Project. Located in Central BC, Baptiste is part of FPX’s 100% owned Decar Nickel District. Baptiste is a large, homogenous, near surface deposit with nickel and cobalt hosted in awaruite (Ni3Fe), a sulphur-free yet somewhat novel mineral. Leveraging awaruite’s unique properties, a simple flowsheet utilizing conventional unit operations allows the production of an exceptionally high-grade flotation concentrate (60-65% Ni, 1% Co, <1% S). From there, the minimal sulphur and other impurities allow this concentrate to bypass smelting and utilize a simple hydrometallurgical flowsheet to directly produce battery-grade nickel sulphate and cobalt-rich MHP products. The end result is a tangibly improved path for nickel and cobalt into the downstream battery material supply chain. In addition to favourable metallurgy, several other project characteristics will allow Baptiste to be a high volume, low cost, low carbon source of nickel and cobalt for decades to come

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